They've won their last 2 against cupcakes LSU and Florida A&M. Before that they were on a 3 game losing streak with consecutive home losses to UGA and Ole Miss.
The team goes the way Rotnei Clarke does. In their 6 SEC losses he's only hit double digit scoring once (10). Frustrate him and they can't score. Marshawn Powell and Delvon Johnson round out their offense scoring 10.9 and 10.0 PPG.
They're 4th in the SEC in scoring defense and FG defense and 3rd in 3pg FG defense. The latter probably doesn't concern us as we don't shoot many 3s to begin with.
- 44% FG
- 34.8% 3pt FG
- 71.2 PPG
- 13 turnovers per game
Prediction: Despite the disappointing season the Hogs have a lot to play for. Right now they're fighting with Ole Miss for 2nd place in the West. It's an important slot to be in for the first round bye in the SEC Tournament. Saying that, I doubt Clarke has room to breathe and WE DON'T LOSE AT HOME! Bama by 16.
Game time is 7PM EST (6PM CST) on FSN or ESPN3.com. Sorry for the short writeup... don't think I'll have time Saturday to do this.